Eighth-grade students were tasked with testing Newton's Three Laws of Motion by designing a homemade egg-drop container. These containers needed to be sturdy yet light enough to hold and protect a jumbo egg as it fell two stories from the library window. For the first time in the contest's history, there were two first-place teams: Ivy and Grayson and Aveline and Quintin.

“How now?” The 3/4 class at Pinewoods learned this and other phrases that were used by the Pilgrims. The 3/4 class has been learning all about the 13 colonies, including how the colonists would have spoken, dressed, and what they would have eaten. Students used a Reader’s Theater script to act out a conversation between Pilgrims and to make the history of the colonies come alive here in the classroom. 

The kinders learned about Hanukkah and made menorah! Happt Hanukkah!

The PreK enjoys all things gingerbread! They've been exploring the world of gingerbread using all five senses! From crafting life-sized gingerbread houses to making cookies, the joy is in the detail!

The Taylor students in grades 5-8 are kicking off their service learning project for Arts for Little Hearts. In this project they will learn basic sewing skills and creating small heart stuffies to bring smiles to hospiltalized children worldwide. 

The Taylor middle school students won Best Storyboard and Judges' Choice Award at the Kids CAN Build competition! 

Kids Can Build is an exciting competition run by the Shalom Food Pantry in the Capital Region. This program educates children to give back to their community and brings awareness to food insecurity. The project benefits the student body, the community, and recipients of local food pantries.

Students from local middle schools compete by building life-size structures out of donated food items. The structures are then on exhibit at Crossgates Mall for one week.

This competition "brings to life" all of the valuable STEAM educational methods that the students learn in the classroom. The students are incorporating this project into their curriculum to design and build their structures using science, math, engineering, technology and art.

Invest in Kids Today So They Can give Back Tomorrow!

Teamwork makes the dreamwork! Our kindgeraen class turned recess into a construction zone, collaborating to build the coolest bridge for our toy trucks to conquer the sandpit!

Turkey math! Before the break, the 3/4 class made fact family turkeys 
 
These hands-on experiences help them solidify the concepts of multiplication and division while also having fun and being creative!